4 Steps of MONEY CENT$

Inspired by his aunt Keri Stark’s involvement in Bank On North Idaho, 12-year old Andrew Applehans recently created a poster about money management to share with other kids, and to satisfy a Boy Scout Merit Badge requirement involving community service. PLAN Think about what you might want to buy. I…

Bank On!

Bank On North Idaho is a new program to connect unbanked and underbanked North Idaho residents with mainstream financial services such as affordable checking products as well as free, community-based financial education opportunities. Through these pathways, the long-term outcomes are that participants have: Reduced levels of debt Increased credit scores…

Operation Second Chance – Helping Heroes Move On

As part of a long standing organization, Operation Second Chance – Idaho is being introduced locally beginning this summer. Operation Second Chance, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to helping our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. This organization was started in 2004 and has continued to thrive through generous…

It’s All About Those Books …

It is an amazing time in North Idaho in that one of the most important factors for future success in life is being addressed by multiple organizations: LITERACY. The Shirley Parker Reading Program was established in 2002 by the North Idaho College wrestling program in partnership with Parker Toyota in…

Free Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Children and teens profoundly experience grief when they experience the loss of a loved one. Thankfully, from July 13 to 15, North Idaho kids and teens will have a chance to gather together and know they are not alone. Hospice of North Idaho offers this free summer camp to help…

Preparing for Hospice Care: When is the right time to call Hospice?

Families often say that they wished they would have started Hospice’s care earlier. Hospice care typically provides direct care to patients wherever they reside, including: Prescriptions Medical Billing Management Support for caregivers with continual education Clinical care Connections with social resources Volunteer services Compassionate emotional support Hospice of North Idaho’s…

“Adulting” Part II

The Fall 2017 issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine kicked off a series on “Adulting.” This issue features “10 Tips & Tricks” compiled by guest columnist and “adulting specialist,” Ariel Mesenbrink. Heritage Health has a sliding scale based on your income. You may only end up paying $20 or…

Free CPR Training February 8

There will be a free CPR, AED, and First Aid training! Keep The Beat strives to increased number of citizens throughout the community properly trained to recognize and provide initial care for a variety of emergencies. Importantly, this training will provide attendees with life-saving knowledge to help stabilize situations to…

Don’t be SAD!

by Bill Rutherford According to NIMH, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least two years. Seasonal…

The Story of Stone Soup

Once upon a time there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering traveler who hadn’t eaten in days arrived in a village asking for a small meal. “There’s not a bite to…

Strengthening Families through Collaboration

Navigating resources in North Idaho is getting easier. Resources abound in North Idaho, but that doesn’t guarantee people can or will find them. The North Idaho Family Group, in partnership with Strengthening Families, St. Vincent de Paul Coeur d’Alene, Community Action Partnership, Heritage Health, Idaho Department of Labor, Panhandle Health…

At a Glance – Winter 2018

New Members American Family Insurance, The Hamilton Agency The Art Spirit Gallery Wired2Learn Academy Community Library Network Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership CDA Arts & Cultural Alliance Idaho Public Television Evenson Chiropractic Renewing Members Community Library Network Other News North Idaho Family Group to represent nonprofits at COR Vision Group The…